Michael grew up on a farm outside Fort Knox, Kentucky with his eight brothers and sisters and currently resides in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. He holds both a B.A. in Philosophy and MBA from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Michael has spent his career in various segments of the glass industry, including retail, wholesale, manufacturing and fabrication; all culminating in a 1995 management buyout of Marsco Manufacturing. Under his leadership as CEO, Marsco grew significantly and pioneered new technologies, leading to its transformation to Engineered Glass Products in 2004.
Michael is the proud father of four sons, three of whom also live in Chicago and eight grandchildren. Michael serves as a lector and hospitality minister at Old St. Patrick’s Church, a Board of Trustee member at Bellarmine University and is a Director of the privately held Iowa Glass company. In his free time, he loves to travel and play golf – preferably traveling to a new location to play golf!